AgEcon Senior Looks Back at His Time as a Boilermaker
Hometown: Decatur Indiana
Major & Concentration: Ag Business Management
Minors or Certificates: Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Why did you come to Purdue: The dining hall food being good was a big factor. I came a few times for 4-H camps and had a lot of fun while I was here, so I wanted to come to college here as well. The ag program at Purdue is very well known and that’s what I wanted to go to college for.
Favorite Purdue tradition: Easily tailgating for football games!
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Fountain run during BGR
- Sledding during snow days
- Waking up to the boilermaker special on game days
- Winning Ag Olympics
- Taco Tuesday meals with friends in my apartment
Places you have been as a Purdue student: FMC Internship in Rochelle Illinois
Favorite club/organization: Agribusiness club
Favorite Purdue event: Ag Olympics
Favorite Social Activity: Agribusiness club meetings
Favorite place to study: Lavazza
Favorite spot on campus: The garden on the second floor rooftop of Schleman
Favorite thing about CoA: Having classes with some of the same people and getting to know each other.
Favorite thing about your major: Meeting other people in my major with similar interests and goals as I have.
Favorite class: Agronomy 105
Favorite professor: Corey Gerber
Coolest project: In my entrepreneurship class we designed a hypothetical business and modeled it.
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Winning Ag Olympics
- Making the deans list
- Graduating in 5 semesters
Things on your resume not listed above: Working for Hoffman Farms while at Purdue driving the grain cart/ fall tillage/ hauling grain. I'm also in the Indiana National Guard in an airborne infantry unit.
Where do you want to end up: Happily married raising a family.
Advice for underclassman: Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. That being said don’t neglect your social life for a grade. One of the best things about being at Purdue is all of the friends you will make and networking with people.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: All of the memories I have made over the few years I have been able to be here at Purdue. I met great people and have had a good time.